Pearsoney Falls Provides Peace And Solitude

Pearsoney Falls is located off of Mill Creek Drive in an unnamed state park just above the gorge of the North Fork of the Rogue River near Prospect.  The trail to the falls begins at the upper end of the parking lot.  It is about 1/2 mile to the falls.  Pearsoney Falls was named for the boys who discovered it in the late 1920s:  Paul and Stan Pearson, and Bill Mooney.  The Pearsons are one of the oldest families in Prospect, because the boys’ mother, Frances, was the daughter of Squire Aiken.  Mr. Aiken purchased the Deskins Mill, which was the first mill in Prospect. The falls tumbles over volcanic boulders and forms interesting patterns.  The adventurous can walk out to some rocks for a closer look at the falls.  The area is usually deserted and provides peace and solitude.  Last week I visited Pearsoney Falls  and took a lot of photos.  I include some of them below.

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

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